Ultherapy®: The Nonsurgical Lift
Known as the gold standard in nonsurgical lifting and skin tightening, Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment designed to provide a noticeable lifting effect to the neck, chin, and brow, as well as diminish lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. And it does all this with zero downtime!
As we age, the body’s natural collagen production slows down, resulting in the eventual loss of elasticity and youthful volume. Skin starts to sag and jowls begin to form. In the not-too-distant past, a surgical facelift was the prevalent option for people who wanted a solution to combat these ravages of time. But the accompanying discomfort and necessary downtime of surgery left more to be desired.
Enter noninvasive Ultherapy! This revolutionary procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin and the foundation layer (SMAS) underneath. The energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces new collagen. That fresh collagen gives your skin a real boost by lifting and tightening the tissue. While it doesn’t deliver the more dramatic results a surgical facelift can, Ultherapy is a great alternative for people who don’t want or aren’t quite ready for surgery (no incisions or disrupting the skin’s surface). And because only ultrasound energy is used, Ultherapy is virtually safe for all skin types.
Am I a candidate for Ultherapy?
People with some degree of skin laxity due to normal aging are usually good candidates for Ultherapy. If you have loose skin under the neck and chin, and/or lines and wrinkles on your chest, you might benefit from treatment. While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, many people with mild to moderate signs of aging are not ready for surgery, whether physically, mentally, or financially.
What’s the recovery like with Ultherapy?
Unlike traditional surgery, there’s no downtime with Ultherapy. You can get back to your normal activities immediately following your treatment. At first, your skin may appear flushed, but the redness typically goes away within a few hours. Some patients report slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the treatment area, but these aftereffects are temporary and typically mild. Less common side effects may include temporary bruising or numbness. We’ll go over all details at your consultation.
When will I start seeing results from my Ultherapy treatment?
Many patients experience subtle results almost immediately, but full results appear over two to three months and can last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatments in the future can offer more control over the aging process, which varies by each individual.
How To Learn More
Schedule an appointment for an evaluation. We’ll cover the microneedling treatment in detail, and you can decide if it’s the right treatment for you.